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Published on Apr 21, 2008
Here is a pioneering Tamla Motown record from 1960: 'Shop Around'by The Miracles. It is notable as being the label's first #1 hit on the Billboard magazine R&B singles chart, and also hit #2 on the Hot 100 (#1 pop, Cashbox). This history-making song is also noted for being the first million-selling record of The Miracles' and The Motown Record Corporation, as well as a 2006 Grammy Hall of Fame inductee. It was written by Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson and two versons were actually recorded, the first being a bluesy version designed for local release, and this one being the nationaly released version designed to be more commercially viable outside of 'Motortown' but it still is a great Detroit soul track.
The Miracles (known from 1965 to 1972 as Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) is an American rhythm and blues group from Detroit, Michigan, notable as the first successful group act for Berry Gordy's Motown Records. The Miracles went on to become one of Motown's signature acts of the 1960s, during which time their original lead singer and founding member Smokey Robinson became one of the most successful songwriters and record producers of all time.
I will be uploading some more Smokey Robinson and The Miracles tracks later, so for the meanwhile enjoy this irresistable number! dalkey130388